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"Quite hard to photograph because he has so many different faces, but therefore my favourite." -- Anton Corbijn, on Bono

Stay (Faraway, So Close!) - Live From Boston 2001 Lyrics

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"'Stay (Faraway, So Close!)' was a song Bono and Edge had been working on for some time. Bono used to say it was for Frank Sinatra but we needed songs for Zooropa so we thought we would have a go. It was hard to figure out how we would do it. I mean, no one is going to mistake us for Frank Sinatra's backing band. A very humble little combo sound is what we ended up with and that really worked." - Adam, U2 By U2 2006

Green light, 7-Eleven
You stop in for a pack of cigarettes
You don't smoke, don't even want to
Hey now, see you check your change
Dressed up like a car crash
The wheels are turning but you're upside down
You say when he hits you you don't mind
Because when he hurts you you feel alive
Oh now, is that what it is

Red light, grey morning
You stumble out of a hole in the ground
A vampire or a victim
It depends on who's around
You used to stay in to watch the adverts
You could lip-synch to the talk show hosts

And if you look, you look through me
And if you talk it's not to me
And if I touch you, you don't feel a thing
If I could stay, then the night would give you up
Stay and the day would keep its trust
Stay and the night would be enough

Faraway, so close up with the static and the radio waves
With satellite television you can go anywhere
Miami, New Orleans, London, Belfast, and Massachusettes

And if you listen I can't call
And if you jump, you just might fall
And if you shout, I'll only hear you
If I could stay then the night would give you up
Stay and the day would keep its trust
Stay with the demons you drowned
Stay with the spirit I found
Stay and the night would be enough

Three o'clock in the morning
It's quiet and there's no one around
Just the bang and the clatter as an angel runs to ground
Just the bang and the clatter as an angel hits the ground